Wednesday, July 6, 2011

No News is Good News . . .

but it's hell waiting around for a phone call.

We got updated this morning at 7:00 and then not again until this evening at 9:45 p.m. There are no changes; he is stable, but they did not take him off the ventilator as they had hoped. I hope tomorrow we will know when he will be flying out.

Random reflection: a friend and I talked today about how we must not say "only one leg" to Seth. He did not go through the 16 hours of thinking he had lost two, so it will be losing a leg for him, and he will have to grieve and mourn its loss.

Your phone calls and visits means so much. Thank you for the cards and letters to take to Seth. They will mean so much to him.
Seth's platoon on patrol in the grape fields of Arghandab Valley


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  2. "...but it's hell waiting around for a phone call."

    I'm always struck by the contrast between such life changing news, tragedy, all the while we wait and the beat of "ordinary life" ticks on.

    I'm praying for all of you everyday...